- During a heated Call of Duty: Warzone stream Meyers Leonard called the opponent a “k*ke b*tch”
- FaZe Clan, which was affiliated with him previously, has now announced they will be discontinuing any partnership
- Leonard later apologized for his behavior
FaZe Clan is “cutting ties” with NBA player Meyers Leonard as the latter was accused of using an anti-Semitic slur during a Twitch stream.
FaZe Clan is Appalled by Leonard’s Lack of Self-Control
Meyers Leonard is a 29-year-old NBA player for the Miami Heat who has also been creating video game content for FaZe clan since 2019. However, the esports organization has announced it will be cancelling any collaboration with him because of an anti-Semitic slur Leonard carelessly threw in a Twitch stream.
FaZe disgruntlement was only one of several to come as Scuf Gaming, ASTRO Gaming, and Origin PC discontinued their partnerships with the NBA player as well.
Miami Heat also wasn’t happy with Leonard’s conduct. They said it was intolerable, and he will be excluded from the team for the time being.
Mike Bass, an NBA spokesperson, promised to look further into the case.
Meyers Leonard Says He is Sorry
Leonard was quick to apologize. He claimed he didn’t know the word’s racial origin and promises this will serve him as a lesson for the future.
The NBA began his career in Portland Trail Blazers in 2012. He became a part of the Miami Heat in 2019. However, since the 2019-2020 NBA season was canceled in March 2020, players began to frequently stream battle royale first-person-shooter games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Leonard has also hosted a COD: Warzone charity tournament named Hammer Classic. The event took place in May 2020.